Mattel has recalled over 800,000 Barbie and Fisher Price Toys due to lead based paint. The recalled toys were manufactured in China which has been the source of many recalls this year. The recall involves accessories for Barbie, Geo Trax Locomotive Toys, and Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys.
Americans should expect more Chinese-made toys to be recalled in the coming months, said the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“If I were a betting person I’d bet on more lead paint recalls,” CPSC Director of Information Julie Vallese told CNN. “It’s clear that lead paint on toys is not isolated just to Mattel.”
The CPSC anticipates Mattel’s smaller competitors will be announcing similar recalls, as they complete thorough testing of their products.
Mattel is currently testing all of their toys, both currently sold in the stores and older ones, for safety. Wal-Mart has announced it is doing its own independent testing for toys sold in their stores.